In July 2010, La Mirada Theatre for the Performing Arts & McCoy Rigby Entertainment will take you onstage with their brand new “ONSTAGE” series which brings a new intimate theatre experience which has been created by placing 199 audience seats on the stage of the theatre.
For the first show of this new series, the stage will be filled with an incredible award-winning musical production and the audience. La Mirada Theatre for the Performing Arts is excited to present Floyd Collins, with music and lyrics by Adam Guettel (The Light in the Piazza) and book by Tina Landau and which will be directed by Richard Israel who directed its Los Angeles premiere.Â Feel the adventure of Floyd Collins’s dream of fame and fortune as he is trapped in a narrow cave 200 feet below the surface. See how his goal of creating a tourist attraction becomes a reality, with him as the main attraction.
Then join La Mirada on the first Sunday night of each of their mainstage productions as Upright Cabaret, the pre-eminent Los Angeles hot spot for the next generation of world-class entertainers, brings its unique brand of cabaret entertainment to La Mirada! Upright Cabaret boasts one of the most extensive and diverse rosters of talent in the country. Broadway divas, talented troubadours, cabaret legends, Hollywood notables, pop sensations and many future sensations have all found their way to the Upright stage. Upright Alumni include Adam Lambert (“American Idol”), Alan Cumming (Tony Award winner), Neil Patrick Harris (“How I Met Your Mother”), Paula Cole (Grammy Award winner), Hunter Parish (“Weeds”) and Lea Salonga (Tony Award winner).
Upright is taking their brand of new generation cabaret to La Mirada with the ‘American Icons Series’. Four rising stars of stage and screen will pay homage to musical idols like Stevie Wonder, Dolly Parton and Joni Mitchell in a Cabaret Lounge created in the La Mirada Theatre lobby. Their soulful interpretations of American classics will change the way you think about cabaret. (Actual performers will be announced 3 weeks before show date.)
The first season’s shows include:
City of Angels
November 8, 2009
Music of Joni Mitchell, Doris Day and Brian Wilson
New York State of Mind
February 7, 2010
Music of Robert Goulet, Billie Holliday and Bob Dylan
April 18, 2010
Music of Aretha Franklin, Stevie Wonder and Michael Jackson
The Mighty Mississippi
June 6, 2010
Music of Louis Armstrong, Elvis Presley and Prince
July 11, 2010
Music of Dolly Parton, Willie Nelson and Johnny Cash
Tickets to these extraordinary shows are now available by calling the Box Office at 562-944-9801 or 714-994-6310 or online at www.lamiradatheatre.com
Feature Photo courtesy of www.lolophoto.com/blog featuring a past La Mirada Theatre performance by the Filipino club at Cal State Fullerton.